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Glazed bead: E.136.1921

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Current Location: Gallery 24


Glazed bead




Faience wedjat eye.

Faience wedjat eye. this form of amulet was meant to protect the wearer from evil and represented the eye of the god Horus. It is a traditional Egyptian motif and was often placed within grave assemblages. From grave 914.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.029 m
Length: 0.04 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1921) by Oxford Expedition to Nubia (1912-13)


Third Intermediate period
Circa -700 - Circa -600

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.136.1921
Primary reference Number: 52154
Oldadmincategory: A
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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